Erik Karlsson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Karlsson stays, at least through draft, Dorion tells ticket holders' town hall

    Ottawa Sun "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion made it clear Tuesday night that captain Erik Karlsson will not be traded at the NHL entry draft in June. Accompanied by Senators owner Eugene Melnyk at a town hall attended by 300 season ticket holders at the Canadian Tire Centre, Dorion said the..." April 13

  • Would the Rangers be a fit for Erik Karlsson?

    SNY TV "The Boston Globe suggests that the Rangers might be a match for Ottawa when it comes to a possible Erik Karlsson trade. (Boston Globe) They note that Ottawa only has one pick in the first three rounds this year while the Rangers have three in the first, two in the second and two in the third...." April 11

  • Karlsson to discuss future with Senators during offseason

    The Score "There is no denying it: the Ottawa Senators' 2017-18 season was a complete dumpster fire, as the team finished with an embarrassing 67 points only one season removed from coming within a goal of the Stanley Cup Final. However, all the losing isn't getting in the way of defenseman Erik..." April 09

  • Senators aren't sure if Erik Karlsson will play again this season

    Ottawa Sun "Erik Karlsson wasn’t with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, and there are no guarantees he’ll suit up again for them this season. The door had been left open for the Senators captain to join his teammates for their matchup with the Buffalo Sabres, the first part of a season-ending three-game..." April 04

  • Erik Karlsson not with Senators for final 3 road games

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson is not travelling with the team and will not play in its final three road games of the season, according to Karlsson is staying in Ottawa to be with his family, after his son Axel was stillborn in March. His absence from the road trip prompted..." April 03

  • Erik Karlsson grabs game puck after Senators’ final home game

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators wrapped up their final home game of what has been a tumultuous 2017-18 season on Monday, registering a 6-5 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. And yet, despite the back-and-forth action and some milestone performances, it was what happened after the final whistle that raised the most..." April 03

  • 'It’s been an extremely tough time' — Erik Karlsson appreciative of public support after son's death

    Sporting News "Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored a rare penalty shot game-winning goal with just over 16 seconds remaining, lifting the Senators to a 3-2 overtime victory over the Panthers. The Senators ended their six-game losing streak, while the Panthers kept pace with the Devils (who also earned a point in a 4-3..." March 30

  • Erik Karlsson won't travel with Senators for 1-game road trip

    The Score "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson will not travel with the team for Monday's game against Carolina, head coach Guy Boucher announced. Karlsson returned to the lineup for Saturday's home loss to the Hurricanes following the death of his infant son, but will remain in Ottawa to be with..." March 25

  • Senators' Karlsson returns to lineup after death of son

    Ottawa Sun "Erik Karlsson is back with the Ottawa Senators. The Senators’ captain, who was away for personal leave to be with his wife Melinda after the couple learned earlier this week they’d lost their son, rejoined his teammates for Saturday’s morning skate at the Canadian Tire Centre and he will suit..." March 24

  • Karlsson will get contract offer from Senators on July 1 "Erik Karlsson will be offered a contract by the Ottawa Senators on July 1, the first day they're allowed to do so, general manager Pierre Dorion said Friday. "Erik is a fantastic player," Dorion said during a conference call with season-ticket holders, according to the Ottawa Citizen. "The..." March 23

  • Senators captain Erik Karlsson and his wife, Melinda, lose child

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and his wife, Melinda, have lost their son, the National Hockey League team announced Tuesday afternoon. The Karlssons were married last August in Ottawa. Their first child had been expected in April. The pregnancy was announced in November, and the..." March 20

  • Rangers adding Erik Karlsson a dream that should stay that way

    New York Post "On three different occasions over the past few weeks, The Post has encountered people inside the NHL who either implied or inquired about the possibility of the Rangers going after superlative defenseman Erik Karlsson, who it seems inevitable will be traded by the Senators before the June 22..." March 17

  • Why an Erik Karlsson deal to Golden Knights fell through at NHL trade deadline

    CBS Sports "This year's NHL trade deadline was a pretty exciting one. Plenty of recognizable names got moved in the days and hours leading up to the deadline as teams made an effort to load up for the back half of the season. But the most talked-about name heading into this year's frenzy was defenseman..." February 28

  • Erik Karlsson open to re-signing with Senators: ‘I never wanted to leave’

    Sportsnet "There’s no question the biggest fish available at the trade deadline was Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson. A two-time Norris Trophy winner, Karlsson is one of the best players in the game today and carries an entirely manageable $6.5 million cap hit through the 2018-19 season. At the..." February 27

  • Senators GM: No 'franchise deal' offered at trade deadline for Erik Karlsson

    Sporting News "The Ottawa Senators were the team to watch as the NHL’s trade deadline came to a halt at 3 p.m. ET. Rumors of Mike Hoffman, Zack Smith, and, most of all, two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson were much ado about nothing. TSN Insider Bob McKenzie reported the Vegas Golden Knights were..." February 26

  • Sharks reportedly making ‘serious push’ for Erik Karlsson

    Pro Hockey Talk "Try to picture this: A blue line with Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson on it. Together. That would be a whole lot of fun, wouldn’t it? That may have seemed farfetched a few months ago, but not anymore. According to TSN 1200’s AJ Jakubec, the San Jose Sharks are making a push to acquire Karlsson..." February 26

  • Senators, Erik Karlsson working to make trade happen ahead of deadline

    Sportsnet "It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of the Ottawa Senators trading Erik Karlsson seemed nearly impossible. What a difference a few weeks can make. It goes without saying that every team wants a player like Karlsson. But which ones actually have a shot? Sportsnet insiders Elliotte Friedman,..." February 25

  • NHL Rumors: Lightning ‘Aggressively’ Pursuing Erik Karlsson Trade

    NESN "The Boston Bruins are the hottest team in hockey with an NHL-best 22-3-3 record since Dec. 18. The B’s have rocketed up the Eastern Conference standings as a result, so much so that they have a very real chance of overtaking the Tampa Bay Lightning for the top record and No. 1 seed in the East..." February 22

  • Erik Karlsson trade unlikely before deadline

    Fanrag Sports "With one week to go until the NHL trade deadline, some hockey fans are still dreaming big. Erik Karlsson big. The 27-year-old Swedish defenseman can become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, and there seems to be a growing sense of pessimism in Ottawa that the Senators will be able to..." February 20

  • Karlsson putting future with Senators on back burner "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson said he is focusing on the present and not the future, trying to help the Senators climb in the standings rather than think about potentially becoming an unrestricted free agent after next season. Speaking at Media Day on Saturday, prior to the 2018..." January 27

  • Rival teams don’t expect Senators to trade Erik Karlsson

    Sportsnet "Rival teams don’t expect the Ottawa Senators to trade defencemen Erik Karlsson prior to the Feb. 26 trade deadline, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. “Teams that may have had conversations with [Senators general manager Pierre] Dorion about Karlsson don’t expect him to be moved coming up..." January 21

  • Karlsson not worried about being traded

    Toronto Star "If Erik Karlsson is truly concerned about his future with the Ottawa Senators, then he isn’t showing it, teammate Bobby Ryan says. “He’s handled it well, as far as I’m concerned,” Ryan said. “None of that stuff makes its way in here.” The chatter around the Senators is about the future of..." January 21

  • Karlsson Rumors Starting To Heat Up Again

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While trade talk surrounding top defenseman Erik Karlsson seemed to have died down in recent weeks, general manager Pierre Dorion has recently stirred the rumor mill right back up again after making comments about Karlsson on Thursday to’s Chris Stevenson. “Our first priority with..." January 20

  • Senators would listen to offers for Karlsson "The Ottawa Senators are not ruling out potential trade offers for defenseman Erik Karlsson, general manager Pierre Dorion said Thursday. Asked if he would consider offers "at this moment" for Karlsson, who can become an unrestricted free agent after next season, Dorion said, "Our first priority..." January 19

  • Senators GM: ‘Priority’ to re-sign Erik Karlsson, ‘no rash decisions’ coming

    Pro Hockey Talk "As he stood at the podium on Thursday with the Ottawa Senators’ bye week over, general manager Pierre Dorion said he still had hope for the playoffs. He also laid out the scenarios for the second half that would potentially get the Senators into the postseason. In looking at the last four..." January 19

  • Senators GM open to trades for any player except Karlsson, Stone

    Ottawa Sun "There is no “for sale” sign outside Canadian Tire Centre. But that doesn’t mean changes won’t be made in the new year. The Ottawa Senators will close out 2017 with home games against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night and Boston Bruins on Saturday night. After that, general manager..." December 29

  • Karlsson: Melnyk's remarks 'none of our business'

    TSN "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson is not going to let team owner Eugene Melnyk's comments about the franchise over the weekend affect the team's play or how things develop as the star blueliner heads towards free agency. "That's none of our business," he told reporters after practice on..." December 19

  • Trading with desperate Senators could bring smart team big rewards

    Pro Hockey Talk "Aside from setting up an alternate reality in NHL 18, there aren’t many happy places to look if you’re a fan of the Ottawa Senators. Take, for instance, their Cap Friendly page. For a team often hamstrung by budget, they’re still spending a lot of money this season, and they currently lack..." December 11

  • Erik Karlsson talks free agency: ‘I’m going to get what I’m worth’

    Sportsnet "Erik Karlsson made it crystal clear that he will be paid top dollar in the summer of 2019, whether that’s by the Ottawa Senators or one of the NHL’s other 30 clubs. “When I go to market, I’m going to get what I’m worth, and it’s going to be no less, no matter where I’m going,” Karlsson told the..." December 01